Landscape & Desire

16mm, color and b/w, sound, 46.25 min
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The film was initially shot in super-8, between July and September, on a Greyhound bus trip from New York to Los Angeles. The project began as a film of a Samuel Beckett short story, "The Lost Ones," ...
Rental format: 16mm $150.00

About

The film was initially shot in super-8, between July and September, on a Greyhound bus trip from New York to Los Angeles. The project began as a film of a Samuel Beckett short story, "The Lost Ones," which describes a society of people who live in shallow dirt cylinders. For my part, "I get on a local bus, which is supposedly going to Pittsburgh, although it has San Francisco marked as its destination. Massive traffic jam at the tunnel, because of a propane truck wreck on the bridge. So far there is no air conditioning; 110 degrees in the terminal, and it must be at least that on the bus." "Lush, mordantly nostalgic, LANDSCAPE AND DESIRE is Kobland's best realized work to date." – J. Hoberman

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